After sending a nifty double-sided cutting board out into the world, and some kitchen towels to join it, (plus, getting mixing bowls and spoons in the works!), we knew it was time to roll out the next big things for your kitchens—and ours.
And we wouldn't dream of making them without our trustiest design consultants: all of you. We have two quizzes below, just waiting for your feedback.
What's so special about mitts and aprons? We spoke with Kristina Wasserman, our director of merchandising and product development, to get the lowdown on why these kitchen essentials had to be Five Two's next products.
"Oven mitts are true workhorses of the kitchen," says Wasserman. "We want to make versions that are better—stronger, more functional, more beautiful. We consider them part of the cook's essential tool kit, which is why we wanted to tackle these design challenges with our community."
We're ready to nail every detail, from shape (classic? Five fingers? Fold-over?) to material, and color to thickness. We hope you'll help. Please give us your two cents on what makes oven mitts great.
Know what goes well with a handy pair of mitts? An equally handy apron.
"Poorly-designed aprons are all too common, and can be a constant cause of frustration," says Wasserman. "They often don't protect enough from heat or spills, and aren't easy to move in or adjust."
So, spill (figuratively, of course): What would your ideal apron look like? Is it mid-thigh-length, or more of a shin-grazer? How many pockets does it have? And what's the strap sitch? Take our apron quiz and tell us everything you're thinking.